Kodak Master Class Series: Lighting Dances with Wolves
This unique series, sponsored by the Kodak Worldwide Student Program, features nine of the world’s finest cinematographers sharing their wealth of experience in a workshop setting, as they guide you through a series of professional lighting problems both in the studio and on location. 3-D computer animations are used to vividly illustrate solutions.
Dean Semler (Road Warrior, City Slickers, Dead Calm) demonstrates the techniques that won him an Academy Award for the cinematography of Dances With Wolves. Dean’s background in documentary films is a major influence on his visuals. This workshop recreates the lighting of an interior fireside scene from Wolves, using an exact replica of the teepee set. The workshop footage was shot anamorphical, using a Panavision camera and a crane.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Dean discusses and demonstrates: wide screen composition, relationship between lighting design and coverage and the best use of high speed film stocks in low light situations.